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Thomas PaineCommon Sense (May 24, 2007)

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LibriVox recording of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Read by Gary Gilberd.

Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It convinced many colonists, including George Washington and John Adams, to seek redress in political independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and argued strongly against any compromise short of independence. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Thomas Paine
Date: 2007-05-24
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: LibriVox; literature; audiobook; paine; pamphlet

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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0 Introduction and Preface 3.2 MB
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1 Origin of Government in General 12.9 MB
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2 Monarchy and Hereditary Succession 20.9 MB
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3a Thoughts on the Present State of America pt. 1 19.9 MB
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3b Thoughts on the Present State of America pt. 2 18.9 MB
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4 The Present Ability of America 24.5 MB
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5 Appendix 19.0 MB
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Reviewer: Timothy Ferguson - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 14, 2011
Subject: Well read, interesting
Its interesting, for an outsider, to see what one of American's founders thought they were doing, and what its effect would be.

The reading is clear.